Colombia offers new Venezuela rebel info after photo fiasco

Colombia's President Ivan Duque holds a book as he addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Colombia's President Ivan Duque holds a book as he addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia are reiterating their claim that guerrilla troops are operating in Venezuela with the support of President Nicolás Maduro a week after presenting similar allegations at the United Nations marred by erroneous photographs.

Colombia's Ministry of Defense released new images Monday showing now-captured or deceased rebels posing for photographs in front of Venezuelan monuments.

The updated presentation also contains purported letters from Colombian rebels talking about their activities inside the neighboring Andean nation.

Colombian President Iván Duque came under fire last week after making a presentation at the U.N. General Assembly in which he blasted Maduro for harboring National Liberation Army rebels, offering a 128-page dossier with photos as proof.

At least one of the photos alleging to show rebel activity in Venezuela was shot in Colombia.

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